Heading into last week there was quite a bit of talk about how much deeper tight end is this year. This is nothing new; we do it every year. I think I even did it earlier this year. And it almost always ends up the same way.
The truth is, tight end has been a little bit deeper this year. Through Week 10 we have 12 tight ends averaging at least 10 Fantasy points per game. That’s more than we’ve had each of the past two seasons. But not by much, we had 11 in both 2019 and 2020. And that includes Rob Gronkowski, who has only played four games and George Kittle, who has only played five. It also includes Dawson Knox and Hunter Henry, who have built their house of cards entirely on an unsustainable touchdown rate.
In other words, tight end is still a debacle.
That’s what makes it so surprising that Dan Arnold is still only 51% rostered. I think that’s at least partially because his time in Carolina pulls down his scoring average. But Arnold has now scored at least 10 PPR Fantasy points in four of his past five games, and that’s without a touchdown. He’s like Bizarro Hunter Henry, and I’d much rather bet on Arnold’s catches and yards holding up than Henry’s touchdowns.
Here’s everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 11:
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Week 11 TE Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 11 at this time. Here’s what it means:
- 60 — Darren Waller has only topped 60 yards once since Week 2.
- 4 — Dawson Knox has one game with more than four catches this season.
- 29 — Pat Freiermuth has 29 targets in his past four games.
- 22% — Cole Kmet has a 22% target share since Week 5, the fourth-best mark in the league.
- 1 — T.J. Hockenson saw one target in the first week of Dan Campbell calling plays for the Lions.